SAN JOSE (August 2, 2021) – At the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic being held August 2–8th at San Jose Staté University, fans and players will quench their thirst in a more environmentally safe way. To reduce plastic pollution and protect the nearby Bay, the event has partnered with Open Water, a more sustainable bottled water option and one that is a refreshing improvement over plastic bottled water.
Open Water is a tournament water partner, offering still water in 100% recyclable and 100% carbon neutral aluminum twist-top bottles.
1 million plastic bottles are used every minute across the globe, and very few are recycled. Open Water’s packaging is two times more likely to be recycled and is part of a closed loop cycle, where the material can be reused infinitely. To date, the company has eliminated tens of millions of plastic bottles and is working towards a goal of cutting out 1 billion plastic bottles by 2026.
Nicole Doucet, Open Water’s co-founder and CEO shares, “We are honored and excited to be part of such an amazing event with many of the top women tennis players in the world. It’s encouraging to see event organizers IMG take such a visible stand for our oceans and environment. As a women-owned and led company, this partnership is that much more meaningful to the Open Water team.”
“I think we all understand the importance of protecting the environment and partnering with Open Water was a perfect fit for the event,” said Vickie Gunnarsson, Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tournament director.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the week-long Tournament, which will feature action-packed play by the world’s preeminent women’s players along with locally sourced cuisine, the region’s best wine and cheese selections, interactive fan exhibits, and premier hospitality options all from beautiful San Jose, California.
Co-founded by the legendary sportswoman, visionary, and activist Billie Jean King and first played in 1971, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic was the first event of the historic 1971 women’s professional tour which would later become the Women’s Tennis Association.
Its list of past champions reads like a who's who of women's tennis, including Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, and Kim Clijsters.
With several different ticket options available, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic has something for everyone. To purchase tickets, go to www.MubadalaSVC.com or call 1-866-982-8497.
ABOUT THE MUBADALA SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC: Co-founded by Billie Jean King in 1971, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world. Owned and operated by IMG, the WTA 1000 level event is the first women’s stop on the US Open Series and features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $565,530.
ABOUT OPEN WATER: Open Water is on a mission to fight ocean plastic pollution. The company pioneered the canned water category and offers water in 100% recyclable aluminum bottles and cans, eliminating the need for plastic bottles. Open Water is also the world’s first certified Climate Neutral water brand and donates a portion of each sale to ocean conservation projects.
All Open Water products are available at a wide range of retailers across the country and online at drinkopenwater.com. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Open Water is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, is certified Climate Neutral, and is a certified Women-Owned business (WBENC).
ABOUT MUBADALA: Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala’s $243.4 billion (AED 894 billion) portfolio spans six continents with interests in multiple sectors and asset classes. We leverage our deep sectoral expertise and long-standing partnerships to drive sustainable growth and profit, while supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the economy of the United Arab Emirates. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Mubadala has offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, New York, San Francisco and Beijing. For more information about Mubadala Investment Company, please visit: www.mubadala.com
ABOUT THE US OPEN SERIES: The US Open Series serves as a true “regular season” of summer tennis in North America, linking nine summer WTA and ATP Tour tournaments to the US Open. Featuring a cohesive weekly schedule, the Series centralizes the way tennis is viewed in North America, across multiple television and digital platforms. Fans will see today's top champions go head-to-head with tomorrow's emerging stars, as storylines develop throughout the summer season. Each tournament also engages its local community with a variety of outreach initiatives, including grass-roots youth tennis clinics and activities.
ABOUT IMG: IMG is a global leader in sport, events, fashion and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company.
ABOUT SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY: The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, San José State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study – offered through its eight colleges. With more than 33,000 students and nearly 4,370 employees, San José State University continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing 10,000 graduates to the workforce. The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 260,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.